• Rejection Proof

  • How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection
  • By: Jia Jiang
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (4,536 ratings)

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Rejection Proof

By: Jia Jiang
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
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Rejection Proof is Jia Jiang's entertaining and inspiring account of conquering his fear of rejection, offering a completely new perspective on how to turn a no into a yes.

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. Despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed and spiraled into a period of deep self-doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him. Thus was born his "100 days of rejection" experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis - from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman (no) to asking a flight attendant if he could make an announcement on the loudspeaker (yes) to his famous request to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the shape of Olympic rings (yes, with a viral video to prove it).

Jia learned that even the most preposterous wish may be granted if you ask in the right way, and here he shares the secret of successful asking, how to pick targets, and how to tell when an initial no can be converted into something positive. But more important, he learned techniques for steeling himself against rejection and ways to develop his own confidence - a plan that can't be derailed by a single setback.

Filled with great stories and valuable insight, Rejection Proof is a fun and thoughtful examination of how to overcome fear and dare to live more boldly.

©2015 Jia Jiang (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Never Waste A Rejection!

This was such an enlightening little book. It goes beyond embracing fear, embracing rejection, and flows straight into embracing life: What a concept! You'll be tickled pink at how creative Jia Jiang gets in TRYING to find things to fail at. There's a positive joy in it.
The key thing is that it takes practice to be resilient, practice to find joy and confidence despite the outcome. I've read/listened to many, many (oh GOD: MANY!) self-development books on fear, and this is the only one that has humor in it. Don't get me wrong, he started off as somebody absolutely dedicated to not trying, to living his life for other people, but he blossomed in a truly magnificent way.
During each failure exercise, he analyzed and learned something new, and we can too. Personally, I have six rejection slips from agents, and the book got me thinking: What? Why so few?!? I have GOT to get out there and practice what this little book teaches.
It's a wonderful text, narrated well, and it cracked me up. Inspiring...!

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No rejection here...!

Easy and quick read. Kept me engaged and created excitement. Had me view rejection in a different light. Love the Cialdini reference :)

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An excellent book.

This book demonstrates how changing one's perception of an obstacle can help overcome it.

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Great book for recently unemployed/career change

If you have a friend who is struggling with unemployment or career change give this book to them. Action Cures Fear!

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Surprisingly enlightening!

Rejection Proof was surprisingly enlightening! Along other things I discovered that overcoming fear and having fun are the keys to success!

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Tips for making requests & accepting rejections

The book starts off slow as it gives the background on the author and his idea for the "100 days of rejection" experiment. It picks up after that, following a logical structure throughout the book. He tells of his many rejections (or sometimes approvals for his crazy requests) and finishes each chapter with tips, such as:
* Rejection is human. It's about what the rejector is thinking, feeling, and have going, not about you.
* Rejection is an opinion - some will say "no" and some will say "yes".
* Rejection has a number. Do it enough times, it may become a "yes." Ask why it's a "no" and modify the request.
* Be direct when making the request.
* Explain the reason for the request.
* Acknowledge doubts about your request.
* Select the right audience for the request.
* Don't assume you know the person and why that person should say "yes."
* Use rejections as lessons learned; what can you do differently to try to change a "no" to a "yes"?

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Outstanding value

This is by far the most inspiring book I've read in years. The content and narration are really excellent. I wish I could have read it earlier.

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Absolute MUST Read!

This is an excellent book, not only for entrepreneurs, but for people who are looking to grow in areas that they are uncomfortable.

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Storytelling and lessons learned.

It delivers a good balance between storytelling and lessons learned. One should be able to practice most of the learnings.

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wonderful uplifting story

one of the most genuine self effacing self help books I have ever listen to even though the author would say it is not a self help book it is thank you for reading this book

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